On Jan. 3, 2017, VCE sent this letter to the Vermont Public Service Board. Today we received the response from the Board, below.
From: Annette Smith
Subject: Georgia Mountain Wind, noise and icing, etc.
Date: January 3, 2017 at 11:23:58 AM EST
To: PSB – Clerk <PSB.Clerk@vermont.gov>
Dear Chair Volz, Board members Cheney and Hofmann,
I am writing to express my extreme disappointment in the Public Service Board’s regulation of wind turbines. VCE has been involved in this issue since 2009, and we have borne witness to tremendous harm being done to neighbors of these projects. We are also aware of environmental degradation that is being swept aside. With the change in administration, it is time for a change in approach.
We, members of the Vermont public, have been put through an Electric Generation Policy Siting Commission (in 2011 that led to nothing), a Sound Standard Investigation (in 2014 that led to nothing) a Temporary Rule Making (in 2016 that made the standard better for developers and worse for neighbors) and now a Permanent Rule Making. In addition, we have watched the PSB approve Lowell, Georgia Mountain and Deerfield Wind for construction. Continue reading
Intervenors Christine and Dustin Lang filed a Motion to Dismiss Swanton Wind’s petition for a Certificate of Public Good. You can read it here.
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